Monday, June 01, 2009

Evening

Last night I finally watched our latest Neflix offering. It was entitled "Evening" and had a big name cast -- Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha Richardson, Glen Close, Meryl Streep and Claire Danes. With a cast like that you would expect it to be good and it did not disappoint.

I can't really tell you much for fear of spoiling the plot but suffice it to say it involved a terminally ill mother (Redgrave) and her daughters (Richardson and I don't know the other one's name). The movie is a series of flashbacks with Danes playing the young "Ann". It was very well done but you had to watch it closely because you didn't want to miss any of the references to the past that impacted the present.

The movie didn't strike me as being sad although it should have -- a terminally ill mother could bring back personal memories but it was so well done that you didn't really think about that part of it so much. The thing that was completely bittersweet was the aged, ill mother leaving her daughter (Richardson) when, just a couple of short months ago just the opposite happened in reality.

It was a very good movie, I would recommend it and I would watch it again. I might would even purchase it for my personal collection.

Outside my window I see a peaceful, quiet street.

I am thinking about the errands I need to run today.

From the learning rooms I am learning that maybe I am NOT cut out to be a handquilter.

I am thankful for my family.

From the kitchen I tried Christeans's pineapple pie on my family and they loved it!! Thanks, Christean! Also, I have learned that privately raised cattle makes really good meat -- thanks Burgundy Beef of Grandview!!

I am wearing -- pj's from last night -- it is a slow morning.

I am reading three books at once! Not easy for me. They would be "The Shroud of the Thwacker" -- very funny; "The Night Watch" -- so far pretty good; "Revolutionary Road" -- just started so I am not sure.

I am hoping that next week goes by quickly.

I am creating a couple of easy peasy quilts.

I am praying for safe travel, new jobs, preemies, comfort and freedom from illness.

Around the house I am looking at a pile of magazines that need to be passed on to others!

A few plans for the rest of the week include ironing, party planning (happy birthday, AW), quilting and reading.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you: